Barbara J. Kreis, 69, Claypool, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Aug. 23, 2014, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.
She was born May 26, 1945, in Warsaw to Rouff and Bertha Bell Albertson. On July 18, 1978, in Claypool she married Dyrell “Buck” Kreis, who survives in Claypool.
A lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, she retired from Zimmer Inc., where she worked in the bone cement department. She also was co-owner of Country Pet Shed, Claypool. She was a member of Warsaw Family Worship Center, American Legion Post Auxiliary Post #49 and the Moose Lodge, both in Warsaw.
She is also survived by a son, Dyrell A. Kreis, Claypool; her daughter, Janice Dove, Warsaw; two sisters, Linda Elliott, Warsaw, and Mary Watson, Sidney; five grandchildren: Zachary (and spouse Morgan) Rautenkranz, Montgomery, N.Y.; Kayla and Jimmy Dove, Warsaw; Payton and Payge Kreis, Claypool; and three great-grandchildren, Claire and James IV Dove; and Diana Rautenkranz. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Jackie Rautenkranz; two sisters, Wilma Hicks and Velma Spears; and her brother, Roger Albertson.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw, with Pastor William Whitaker officiating. Burial is in Graceland Cemetery, Claypool.
Calling is from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials to the Kreis Family, c/o McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, IN 46580.
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